On October 1, Apple released iOS 15.0.1 to the public. It was a minor update in the grand scheme of things, even if it did add some important fixes. And now Apple's back with another minor update for its popular mobile operating system.
Apple has acknowledged that it's aware of a serious vulnerability plaguing its personal item tracker, dubbed AirTag. The nasty bug allows nefarious actors to redirect the person who finds and scans a lost AirTag to a phishing website instead of the Apple one. The company has confirmed it is working on a fix, saying the solution will be arriving in the next software update.
Apple is now launching refreshed AirTag firmware to more customers with a different build number from the previous AirTag firmware which had a build number of 1A291e.
Apple has launched a revised AirTag firmware carrying an internal build number of 1A291c while the firmware version has remained unchanged at 1.0.276.
From time to time, Apple releases a firmware version for its accessories. This isn't a major update, usually, as Apple tends to bring attention to that sort of thing. Today, for example, marks a new firmware update for Apple's newest item trackers.
Should you stumble upon someone's lost item with an AirTag attached, tap the AirTag to your iPhone to read the underlying NFC tag and reveal the owner's contact information.
When Apple introduced the newest Apple TV 4K, it also welcomed a brand new Siri Remote. It's a significant redesign from the previous generation, and one of the best features of the set-top box in general. But, a lot of people thought Apple would offer a built-in tracking option, an oft-requested feature.
Today is apparently a stealth launch day for new Apple accessories. After launching the brand new MagSafe Battery Pack, the company is back at it again with new colors for an existing product. This time, it's an accessory for an accessory.
An AirTag safety warning issued in Australia advises parents to keep Apple's personal item tracker away from children due to its easy-to-access battery posing a choking hazard.
Earlier this month, Apple released a firmware update for its first item tracker, the AirTag. That update was meant to improve overall privacy for the accessory. And now the company has issued a slightly revised version of that update.
Apple finally launched its item tracker, the AirTag, earlier this year. And now the company is announcing (before this year's WWDC no less) that major improvements are on the way. That comes in the form of new security measures and an upcoming Android app.
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